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The Royal Rumble is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event, produced every January by World Wrestling Entertainment. The event's main featured match is a battle royal-type match, titled the Royal Rumble Match. It is usually called one of the "Big Four", as along with WrestleMania, SummerSlam and Survivor Series, it is one of the original four annual WWE pay-per-views. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Pay-per-view is the name given to a system by which television viewers can call and order events to be seen on TV and pay for the private telecast of that event to their homes later. ... “Computer and video games” redirects here. ... The Super Nintendo Entertainment System or Super NES (also called SNES and Super Nintendo) was a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Europe, Australasia, and Brazil between 1990 and 1993. ... The Sega Mega Drive ) was a video game console released by Sega in Japan in 1988, North America in 1989, and the PAL region in 1990. ... WWF Royal Rumble is a Super NES and Sega Genesis game based on the World Wrestling Federation, released in 1993. ... The Dreamcast , code-named White Belt, Black Belt, Dural, Dricas, Vortex, Katana, Shark and Guppy during development) is Segas final video game console and the successor to the Sega Saturn. ... arcade, see Arcade. ... WWF Royal Rumble is a professional wrestling video game released in 2000 for arcades and Dreamcast. ... Image File history File links RoyalRumble07. ... Image File history File links RoyalRumble07. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Pay-per-view is the name given to a system by which television viewers can call and order events to be seen on TV and pay for the private telecast of that event to their homes later. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... In professional wrestling, a battle royal (sometimes battle royale; plural battles royal) is a multi-competitor match in which wrestlers are eliminated from the match upon being thrown over the top rope and out of the ring, with both feet touching the floor of the venue. ... Official WrestleMania logo WrestleMania is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment since 1985. ... Official SummerSlam logo as of 2006 SummerSlam is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event held in August by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Official Survivor Series logo. ...

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Royal Rumble match

Royal Rumble winners
Year Winner and Entry #
1988 [1] Jim Duggan 13
1989 John Studd 27
1990 Hulk Hogan 25
1991 Hulk Hogan 24
1992 Ric Flair 3
1993 Yokozuna 27

1994 [2] Royal Rumble 1988 was the first annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Royal Rumble 1989 was the second annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling event from the World Wrestling Federation, and the first one to be held on pay-per-view. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Royal Rumble 1990 was the third annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... Terrence Gene Bollea (born on August 11, 1953) is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan. ... Royal Rumble 1991 was the fourth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... Terrence Gene Bollea (born on August 11, 1953) is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan. ... Royal Rumble 1992 was the first annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... Ric Flair (born February 25, 1949 [1] and named Richard Morgan Fliehr upon his adoption several weeks later), is an iconic American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment on its RAW brand. ... Royal Rumble 1993 was the sixth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... Rodney Anoai (October 2, 1966 – October 23, 2000) was a Samoan-American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Yokozuna. ... Promotional poster of Royal Rumble 1994 Royal Rumble 1994 was the seventh annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ...

Bret Hart 27
Lex Luger 23
1995 Shawn Michaels 1
1996 Shawn Michaels 18
1997 [3] Steve Austin 5
1998 Steve Austin 24
1999 Vince McMahon 2
2000 [4] The Rock 24
2001 Steve Austin 27
2002 Triple H 22
2003 Brock Lesnar 29
2004 Chris Benoit 1
2005 [5] Batista 28
2006 Rey Mysterio 2
2007 The Undertaker 30

The first Royal Rumble took place on January 24, 1988 in Hamilton, Ontario. Jim Duggan won, and the first pay-per-view Rumble occurred a year later. Pat Patterson has been credited with "inventing" the match. [1] This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Lawrence (Larry) Wendell Pfohl (born June 2, 1958), is an American former bodybuilder, professional wrestler, and American football player better known by his wrestling ring name, Lex Luger. ... Royal Rumble 1995 was the eighth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... Michael Shawn Hickenbottom (born July 22, 1965) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Shawn Michaels. ... Royal Rumble 1996 was the ninth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... Michael Shawn Hickenbottom (born July 22, 1965) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Shawn Michaels. ... Promotional poster of Royal Rumble 1997, featuring Shawn Michaels Royal Rumble 1997 was the tenth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... Steven James Williams (born Steven Anderson on December 18, 1964)[2] better known by his ring name Stone Cold Steve Austin, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ... Royal Rumble 1998 was the eleventh annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... Steven James Williams (born Steven Anderson on December 18, 1964)[2] better known by his ring name Stone Cold Steve Austin, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ... Royal Rumble 1999 was the twelfth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ... Royal Rumble 2000 was the thirteenth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Royal Rumble 2001 was the fourteenth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... Steven James Williams (born Steven Anderson on December 18, 1964)[2] better known by his ring name Stone Cold Steve Austin, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ... Royal Rumble 2002 was the fifteenth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Royal Rumble 2003 was the sixteenth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event from World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... Brock Edward Lesnar[4] (born July 12, 1977[3]) is an American mixed martial artist, former professional and amateur wrestler, best known for his professional wrestling career in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... Royal Rumble 2004 was the seventeenth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event from World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Christopher Michael Benoit (IPA: ) (May 21, 1967 – June 24, 2007) was a Canadian professional wrestler who wrestled for Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, and World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Royal Rumble 2005 was the eighteenth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event from World Wrestling Entertainment. ... David Michael Bautista (born January 18, 1969),[1] better known as Dave Batista or by the ring name Batista, is an American professional wrestler. ... Royal Rumble 2006 was the nineteenth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Royal Rumble 2007 was the twentieth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event from World Wrestling Entertainment. ... For the Combichrist song, see Everybody Hates You Mark Calaway (born March 24, 1965[2][3]) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name The Undertaker. ... is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... 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Rules

The Royal Rumble is comprised of 30 men; beginning with two men in the ring, and at regular timed intervals (usually, but not always, every two minutes, meaning the running time will usually run to about an hour), one of the remaining 28 wrestlers enters the ring. Participants must eliminate all other opponents and the winner of the event is the last wrestler remaining after all others have been eliminated. Referees are situated at each side of the ring to validate eliminations.


A wrestler is eliminated when leaving the ring over the top rope, and then having both feet touch the floor (although this latter specification was not specified until the 1995 Royal Rumble, where the "both feet" stipulation played a crucial role in the final moments of the match). Going out between the second and third rope or under the bottom rope is not a valid elimination. A referee must witness an elimination in order for it to be valid (in 2000, X-Pac was eliminated by The Rock but since it was not seen by any of the referees, X-Pac re-entered the ring and continued the match until he was officially eliminated by Big Show). Royal Rumble 1995 was the eighth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... Royal Rumble 2000 was the thirteenth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... Sean Michael Waltman (born July 13, 1972) is an American professional wrestler. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Paul Randall Wight, Jr. ...


An elimination can also occur when a wrestler is thrown off the top rope by a non-competing opponent, or by one who had already been eliminated, or when the participant deliberately jumps over the top rope, outside the ring. In other words, if a wrestler goes over the top rope, regardless how it happened, that wrestler is out. Although this rule was not enforced in 1992 when Randy Savage technically eliminated himself when he jumped over the ropes to attack Jake Roberts. The announcers cited the fact that he wasn't "thrown out by anyone" as the reason the refs allowed him back in. Other wrestlers can be de facto eliminated due to interference preventing the wrestler from entering the ring (examples being Spike Dudley in 2004 and Scotty 2 Hotty in 2005). Royal Rumble 1992 was the first annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In professional wrestling, a run-in occurs when one or more individuals who are not actively participating in a match run into the ring. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Royal Rumble 2004 was the seventeenth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event from World Wrestling Entertainment. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Royal Rumble 2005 was the eighteenth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event from World Wrestling Entertainment. ...


Rewards for winning

The reward for the 1992 Rumble was the WWE Championship itself. Ric Flair won that year, last eliminating Sid Justice. Royal Rumble 1992 was the first annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... Ric Flair (born February 25, 1949 [1] and named Richard Morgan Fliehr upon his adoption several weeks later), is an iconic American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment on its RAW brand. ... Sid Vicious Sidney Ray Eudy (born December 16, 1960 in West Memphis, Arkansas) is a professional wrestler most commonly known as Sid Vicious, but also as Sid Justice, Psycho Sid and simply Sid. ...


The tradition of granting the WWE Championship Match at WrestleMania started in 1993. Yokozuna won the Rumble that year, challenging and defeating Bret "Hitman" Hart for the title at WrestleMania IX. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... WrestleMania IX was the ninth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ...


With the introduction of the brand extension and separate brand championships in 2002, the winner of the match has his choice of a World Heavyweight Championship title match or a WWE Championship match, added to the reward in 2003's match. Due to the revival of the ECW World Championship as a brand championship in mid-2006, the 2007 event added this championship as a choice to the winning stipulation. The logo for the 2007 WWE Draft The World Wrestling Entertainment Brand Extension was a device first used in 2002 by said professional wrestling organization as a means of providing separate brands of wrestling through its two top shows, RAW and SmackDown!, with the addition of ECW in 2006. ... The World Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling world championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... The Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) World Championship is a professional wrestling championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ...


This championship match is often the last event on the WrestleMania card (although it has not been since 2005) according to principles in the WWE that states that "the Royal Rumble winner gets a first-class ticket to WrestleMania", which means that the Royal Rumble winner gets to be in the 'first class' top spot in the main event at WrestleMania. In some cases, this can be part of a stipulation for a match between the Rumble and WrestleMania, where the winner may lose his WrestleMania spot by losing another match.


Brand extension

With the brand extension introduced in mid-2002, the 30 entrants from 2003 to 2006 consisted of 15 wrestlers from the RAW brand and 15 from the SmackDown! brand, making it one of the few pay-per-view events (and certain combined non-televised shows held around WrestleMania time) with inter-brand competition on a regular basis. The official declaration for the first post-brand extension event in 2003, was that the Rumble winner faced their brand's champion at WrestleMania, but starting in 2004, due to a supposed "loophole" in the Rumble's stipulations, the Rumble winner has the option of challenging either brand's champion (Chris Benoit switched brands in 2004 and won the World Heavyweight Championship, which was the basis for a storyline the following year when Batista won the Rumble, but ultimately remained on RAW). The logo for the 2007 WWE Draft The World Wrestling Entertainment Brand Extension was a device first used in 2002 by said professional wrestling organization as a means of providing separate brands of wrestling through its two top shows, RAW and SmackDown!, with the addition of ECW in 2006. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For the video game series based on the show, see WWE SmackDown! (video game series). ... Christopher Michael Benoit (IPA: ) (May 21, 1967 – June 24, 2007) was a Canadian professional wrestler who wrestled for Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, and World Wrestling Entertainment. ... David Michael Bautista (born January 18, 1969),[1] better known as Dave Batista or by the ring name Batista, is an American professional wrestler. ...


The 2007 Royal Rumble marked the first year participants from the 2006-established ECW brand competed along with the RAW and SmackDown! brands. Unlike previous years where each brand got an even split of wrestlers, the 2007 Rumble featured 13 wrestlers from RAW, 10 from SmackDown! and 7 from ECW. Now, the winner of the Royal Rumble also has the option to challenge for the ECW World Championship. This article is about the WWE brand. ... The Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) World Championship is a professional wrestling championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ...


Royal Rumble dates and venues

Event Date City Venue
Royal Rumble (1988) January 24, 1988 Hamilton, Ontario Copps Coliseum
Royal Rumble (1989) January 15, 1989 Houston, Texas The Summit
Royal Rumble (1990) January 21, 1990 Orlando, Florida Orlando Arena
Royal Rumble (1991) January 19, 1991 Miami, Florida Miami Arena
Royal Rumble (1992) January 19, 1992 Albany, New York Knickerbocker Arena
Royal Rumble (1993) January 24, 1993 Sacramento, California ARCO Arena
Royal Rumble (1994) January 22, 1994 Providence, Rhode Island Providence Civic Center
Royal Rumble (1995) January 22, 1995 Tampa, Florida USF Sun Dome
Royal Rumble (1996) January 21, 1996 Fresno, California Selland Arena
Royal Rumble (1997) January 19, 1997 San Antonio, Texas Alamodome
Royal Rumble (1998) January 18, 1998 San Jose, California San Jose Arena
Royal Rumble (1999) January 24, 1999 Anaheim, California Arrowhead Pond
Royal Rumble (2000) January 23, 2000 New York, New York Madison Square Garden
Royal Rumble (2001) January 21, 2001 New Orleans, Louisiana New Orleans Arena
Royal Rumble (2002) January 20, 2002 Atlanta, Georgia Philips Arena
Royal Rumble (2003) January 19, 2003 Boston, Massachusetts Fleet Center
Royal Rumble (2004) January 25, 2004 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Wachovia Center
Royal Rumble (2005) January 30, 2005 Fresno, California Save Mart Center
Royal Rumble (2006) January 29, 2006 Miami, Florida AmericanAirlines Arena
Royal Rumble (2007) January 28, 2007 San Antonio, Texas AT&T Center
Royal Rumble (2008) January 27, 2008 TBA TBA

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Records and statistics

  • The last seven winners of the Royal Rumble have gone on to win either the WWE Championship or the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania.
  • Rey Mysterio has spent the longest time in a Royal Rumble when in 2006 he lasted a time of 1:02:12. Conversely, The Warlord has spent the shortest time in a Royal Rumble when in 1989 he lasted a time of 0:02.
  • In 1998, Mick Foley made the most appearances in a single Rumble, when he entered as Cactus Jack, Mankind and Dude Love.
  • Steve Austin has won the most Royal Rumble matches by winning the 1997, 1998 and 2001 Rumbles. He has also made more eliminations overall than anyone else with 36, followed by Shawn Michaels (31), Kane (29) and The Undertaker (29).
  • The record for least eliminations by a Royal Rumble Winner was set by Vince McMahon when he eliminated only 1 wrestler during the 1999 Royal Rumble.
  • Shawn Michaels and Chris Benoit have both won the Royal Rumble at #1, and both Rey Mysterio and Vince McMahon have won it at #2, the slots theoretically least likely to allow someone to win the Rumble (the first two slots enter into the match at the same time).
  • The #27 slot has given more wins than any other slot. Big John Studd, Yokozuna, Bret Hart and Steve Austin each won a Royal Rumble at 27. Despite being the best possible number to draw, the wrestler who entered at #30 has only been victorious once, which was The Undertaker in 2007.
  • Shawn Michaels currently has the longest combined time in the Royal Rumble match with a total time of 2:49:03, close runners up include Steve Austin with 2:45:09, Chris Benoit with 2:37:19, and Triple H with 2:32:25.
  • Kane currently has the most consecutive appearances in the Rumble with 9 appearances from 1999 to 2007 although he has been involved in 2 more rumbles under a different persona. He also has the record for most eliminations in a single Rumble when he eliminated 11 wrestlers in 2001.
  • Viscera holds the record for most opponents necessary to eliminate him, with eight other wrestlers directly involved with lifting him over the top rope in the 2007 Royal Rumble.
  • Chyna was the first and only woman to ever be in a Royal Rumble match. She entered at #30 in the 1999 Rumble and managed to eliminate Mark Henry, though she only lasted 35 seconds. She also participated in the 2000 Rumble match.
  • The Undertaker is the first and only participant to draw #30 more than once, in 1997, 2003, and 2007.

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Video box set

WWE released a complete DVD box set of every Royal Rumble event in its entirety (in similar fashion to the WrestleMania Anthology releases in 2005). Note that the 1988-1999 events have never been released on DVD in North America (All except the 1999 event have been released as Tagged Classics in UK so far). Royal Rumble: The Complete Anthology was released on March 13, 2007. [2] Size comparison: A 12 cm Sony DVD+RW and a 19 cm Dixon Ticonderoga pencil. ... Official WrestleMania logo WrestleMania is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment since 1985. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Footnotes

  1. ^  The first Royal Rumble featured only 20 men; the stipulation was changed to 30 the following year.
  2. ^  Both Bret Hart and Lex Luger were declared winners when it was decided that they both touched the floor at exactly the same time.
  3. ^  Steve Austin was eliminated, but no referee saw the elimination and made the call, so he slipped back in and eliminated the remaining participants in the ring to become the Royal Rumble winner.
  4. ^  Big Show, who was the last man eliminated, claimed he won the 2000 Royal Rumble, as both of the Rock's feet hit the floor first. He later showed video footage proving his statement right, and was awarded a match with The Rock with the WrestleMania title shot on the line. (Big Show won the match, but the Rock was also granted a title shot after winning a later stipulation match.) The Rock is still, however, listed as the official winner of the 2000 Royal Rumble.
  5. ^  Batista and John Cena were eliminated at the same time, similar to the 1994 event. WWE chairman Vince McMahon rushed to the ring and restarted the Royal Rumble with Batista and Cena as the only participants, with Batista eventually being the victor.

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Notes

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References

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See also

The Gauntlet Match as defined by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling is a battle royal-style match. ... The World War 3 match was World Championship Wrestlings answer to the World Wrestling Federations Royal Rumble. ...

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